Queensland first as Freeze Dry Industries officially opens on the Sunshine Coast
Innovative company Freeze Dry Industries has officially opened a new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility that will add significantly to the Sunshine Coast’s growing food and agribusiness sector.
The modern manufacturing facility based in Yandina is the first of its kind in Queensland and uses the latest technology freeze dryers to dry 100% Australian fresh fruits, vegetables and other raw materials to develop highly nutritional products.
Mayor Mark Jamieson joined Freeze Dry Founder and CEO Michael Buckley for the official opening today.
Mayor Jamieson said the Sunshine Coast was fast becoming known as an Australian food innovation and nutrition powerhouse.
“Freeze Dry Industries’ investment builds on the presence of international success stories Gourmet Garden and CoYo and national leaders such as The Happy Snack Company and Country Chef among many others,” Mayor Jamieson said.
“We encourage more food players to look at our region.
“The food and agribusiness industry is one of the seven high-value industries identified in our Regional Economic Development Strategy, and currently contributes more than $670 million to our local economy, with significant growth seen in the region’s food processing sector.
“I’m very pleased to welcome Freeze Dry Industries into our local business community and our food industry, and wish them well for their business and future growth.”